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International Journal of Advanced Technology and Engineering Exploration (IJATEE)

ISSN (Print):2394-5443    ISSN (Online):2394-7454
Volume-6 Issue-56 July-2019
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Paper Title : Adoption of ICT enabled extension support system for vegetable crop production among small holder farmers: a case of Tanzania
Author Name : Theofrida J. Maginga and Mussa Ally
Abstract :

The study focuses on farmers adoption to ICT enabled systems for managing vegetable cropping activities. It ranges on how farmers use technological devices to the acquiring of information through extension support systems. A total of 150 small holder farmers of three regions from three main horticultural zones in Tanzania was randomly selected from vegetable crop farmers and 30 agronomists from different areas across the country. Data were collected through questionnaires and interviews and analyzed by tableau platform. In order to fulfill the focus described above. The findings depicted that a number of farmers had previous experience on the use technological devices but not so familiar with ICT enabled extension support systems for helping them to acquire data on best weather condition and requirements for their vegetable crop production, moreover small holder farmers and agronomist still believe that it's useful and beneficial for the implementation of ICT enabled extension support systems.

Keywords : ICT, Extension support system, Small holder farmer, Vegetable, Cropping system.
Cite this article : Maginga TJ, Ally M. Adoption of ICT enabled extension support system for vegetable crop production among small holder farmers: a case of Tanzania. International Journal of Advanced Technology and Engineering Exploration. 2019; 6(56):186-193. DOI:10.19101/IJATEE.2019.650046.
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